REMAX Sail Canada Women's Keelboat Championship
October 5th 2015 - Kelowna, BC
19 Boats, 80 sailors, 80 volunteers, spectacular early fall weather, and eleven races over three days settled the RE/MAX Sail Canada Women’s Keelboat Championship in Kelowna on October 4th. Teams from Nantucket, as well as Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta joined eleven BC teams in a competition that came down to a last race decision-maker.
This year’s champion is the Gill Hayward team from Kelowna, BC, with crew Teresa Lindsay, Selena Sced and Tanis Coletti. They barely bested the Gill Thomson boat with crew Loree Felt, Birte Decloux, and Kathryn Albright, also of Kelowna. In third place was the Melodie Gummer team from Kingston, Ontario, with crew Carol Luttmer, Janice Wilby, and Susan Fraser.
The Women’s Championship was the first major regatta held at the new Kelowna Yacht Club facility. Says Gillian Thomson, Regatta Chair, “the support from volunteers, sponsors, and the community was superb. I am proud of the organizing committee, the club and all who helped make this regatta a success. They have all contributed to improving opportunities for women sailors in Canada.”